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JUN
29
2 YEARS

Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Is Shazam's Most Tagged Song Ever

In a year of major milestones, the Aussie singer-songwriter notches another via the popular audio identification service.

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It’s topped the charts in 23 different countries, sold seven million tracks and logged more than 250 million YouTube views, and now Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” has achieved another milestone: for tagging.

According to Shazam, the popular audio detection service that allows users to “tag” a snippet of music (most commonly used to identify a title and artist, it’s also become a marketing component of major television ad campaigns), “Somebody That I Used To Know" is the first song to be tagged over 10 million times.

VIDEO: 'Glee': Darren Criss, Matt Bomer Cover Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' 

The news arrives months after the Aussie insta-hit (featuring New Zealand's Kimbra) broke another record: gaining a million tags in a week. To date, “Somebody That I Used to Know” has actually reached 11.5 million tags worldwide, driving sales of over 1 million, according to the company, which cites an average purchase rate of 8% for Shazam fans who tag a track.

This week, the song is No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart which monitors sales, streaming and airplay data. Watch the video for "Somebody That I Used to Know" below. 

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